OCTOBER 6, 2021

Time listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST)



11:00 AM — 11:15 AM

Conference Welcome

Robin Dail, PhD, RN, FAAN

Chair, CANS Program Committee


Nancy S. Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Chair, CANS National Advisory Council


Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN

President, American Academy of Nursing

Opening Keynote

Miyong T. Kim, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA

Professor, Associate Vice President for Community Health Engagement, & Maureen Healy Decherd Distinguished Professor, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing


Robin B. Dail, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor

University of South Carolina, College of Nursing

Chair, CANS Program Committee

11:15 AM — 12:15 PM

12:15 PM — 12:20 PM

Remarks from National Institute of Nursing Research Director
Shannon Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN 

Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

12:20 PM — 12:30 PM

Digi Break 

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Abstract Poster Session I

1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

INTERACTIVE PANEL 1:  Trust & Historical Trauma


Fayron Epps, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor and
NHCGNE Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing

Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, AAHIVS, FAAN

Dean, Duke School of Nursing, Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs,

Duke Health

Duke University, School of Nursing

John Lowe, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Joseph Blades Centennial Memorial Professorship

The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing


Felesia Bowen, PhD, DNP, ARNP, FAAN

Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Nursing

2:00 PM — 2:05 PM

Mini Break

2:05 PM — 3:05 PM

INTERACTIVE PANEL 2: Considerations of Race, Age, & Gender in Research Methods and Frameworks

Lisa Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor of Nursing, Calvin Bland Fellow,
and Associate Dean for Equity & Inclusion
University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing

Gayenell S. Magwood, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing

Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH

Vice Dean & Professor

Arizona State University, College of Health Solutions

Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN

The Ruth M. Anderson Endowed Chair and Associate Dean for Research
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing,

Case Western Reserve University

Susan Storey, PhD, RN, AOCNS
Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Health Systems
Indiana University School of Nursing

3:05 PM — 3:20 PM

Digi Break

3:20 PM — 3:50 PM

Abstract Poster Session II

3:50 PM — 4:50 PM

INTERACTIVE PANEL 3: The Measurement & Implications of Structural Racism, Discrimination & Stigma


Paris "AJ" Adkins-Jackson, PhD, MPH 

Research Fellow 

Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School 

Angela C. Incollingo Rodriguez, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Hudson Santos, PhD, RN

Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar and

Associate Professor Director

Biobehavioral Laboratory and HEalth Resilience &
Omics Science (HEROS) Hub

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing

4:50 PM — 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN, FAAN

Chief Executive Officer 

American Academy of Nursing

Susan Rawl, PhD, RN, FAAHB, FAAN

Vice Chair

CANS National Advisory Council